Coquitlam Pride Festival Saturday, July 20, 2024 Evergreen Cultural Centre
Spirit of Coquitlam Grant 2023

Coquitlam Pride Festival

Coquitlam Pride Festival

Spirit of Coquitlam Grant 2023

The Tri-Cities Pride Society is proud to present the second annual Coquitlam Pride Festival, in collaboration with our partners the Evergreen Cultural Centre and the City of Coquitlam!

Last year, Coquitlam had it’s first Pride Festival due to the efforts of a group of students with the Charles Best GSA. We’re thrilled to continue to centre youth voices this year, through the guidance of our 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Committee. Over half of the performers this year have been requested by or directly organized by the Youth Committee, and they have also provided suggestions and feedback on our direction and messaging throughout the planning process.

The Festival will take place on July 20 from 12-5pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre and the new Town Centre Park Community Centre on the shores of Lafarge Lake. We have a fantastic lineup of performers, including music overlooking the park and workshops in the Evergreen Studio! All events are free and family-friendly.

Pride Parade

We will start the day at noon with a Pride Parade, starting at Evergreen and taking the sidewalk parallel to Pinetree Way. No registration or fees are required: we request that folks wanting to take part in the parade arrive at 11:30 so we can organize folks into a line for the Parade! Please check out our Code of Conduct, which will help ensure folks feel safe and supported during the Festival. Our Parade will start off with an Opening Ceremony including an indigenous welcome and some words from our Society.

Live Music

During the afternoon, we will have live music overlooking Lafarge Lake, and we recommend bringing a picnic blanket to sit and enjoy, or practice singing your favourite song for our Karaoke session!

Music Schedule

Workshops

We also have a wonderful lineup of workshops for education and entertainment. These are free and will be first-come, first served. We will have limited spots, so plan to arrive early!

Booths

The Festival will include a variety of booths from our partners and local organizations supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as vendors with crafts and other wares for purchase. In addition, there will be food available onsite through the Town Centre Park Community Centre as well as café and bar services at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Ticketed Event
Pride Pirates and the Ship of Destiny

What The Frock Productions

A super-fun, interactive adventure for the whole family. Pirates, fantasy islands and a Cave of Wonder! This summertime pantomime has it all. What The Frock Productions are thrilled to be back at Evergreen to continue bringing Drag to Coquitlam in a family-friendly way. Don’t forget to dress in your best costume to enter the costume contest!

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Music Schedule